Moffat County High School boys varsity basketball vs. Glenwood Springs
Team First quarter 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Moffat County 20 19 19 15 73
Glenwood Springs 25 27 4 24 80
Moffat County High School boys varsity basketball — 2009-2010
Record: 5-17, 3-10 WSL
- Dec. 5 Moffat County 37, Montezuma-Cortez 35
- Dec. 10 Moffat County 28, Rock Canyon 81
- Dec. 11 Moffat County 64, Green River 74
- Dec. 12 Moffat County 48, Summit 18
- Dec. 17 Moffat County 34, Pueblo East 74
- Dec. 18 Moffat County 52, Littleton 64
- Dec. 19 Moffat County 44, Denver West 51
- Dec. 20 Moffat County 65, Mesa Ridge 73
- Jan. 8 Moffat County 65, Eagle Valley 64
- Jan. 9 Moffat County 63, Battle Mountain 73
- Jan. 12 Moffat County 26, Grand Junction 47
- Jan. 15 Moffat County 38, Palisade 69
- Jan. 16 Moffat County 52, Delta 54
- Jan. 22 Moffat County 73, Glenwood Springs 80
- Jan. 26 Moffat County 39, Steamboat Springs 49
- Jan. 29 Moffat County 52, Battle Mountain 71
- Jan. 30 Moffat County 58, Rifle 73
- Feb. 5 Moffat County 58, Delta 69
- Feb. 6 Moffat County 72, Palisade 52
- Feb. 12 Moffat County at Glenwood Springs
- Feb. 13 Moffat County 67, Rifle 64
- Feb. 16 Moffat County 51, Steamboat Springs 60
- Feb. 19 Moffat County 65, Eagle Valley 57
Trailing, 52-39, at home against a first-place team would seem a daunting task for any team to come back from.
Playing Friday at home against Glenwood Springs High School, the Moffat County High School boys varsity basketball team needed a spark.
Enter Jordan Wilson.
The senior forward scored seven of his 27 points in a 19-4 Moffat County third quarter, but it wasn’t enough, as the Demons won, 80-73.
But for coach Steve Maneotis, it was a sign of progress.
“We’re going to watch that third quarter a lot,” he said. “I want these guys to see what potential they have inside themselves. A 19-point quarter when we were down 13 at the break is a huge testament to what kind of heart these kids have.”
Glenwood jumped out to a 25-20 lead after the first quarter behind its two standouts.
Juniors Nick Ciani and Kevin Flohr each scored eight first-quarter points.
In the second frame, that duo added another eight apiece to give the Demons a 52-39 advantage.
“They had a strong challenge in front of them, and they responded,” Maneotis said of his team. “We had some struggles with Flohr and Ciani — they each had 16 in the first half, and we knew we had to come up with an answer. The answer was Brian Ivy, who came up in the post, Jordan Wilson stayed out of foul trouble and in the game.”
To slow down Flohr, the Bulldogs threw him different looks.
“Dylon Camilletti, Pablo Salicido and Dustin Carlson all did a great job trading off on Flohr,” Maneotis said. “And the two of them (Flohr and Ciani) only had 13 points in the second half.”
Moffat County had its own one-two punch.
Camilletti finished second to Wilson with 22 points, including nine in the second half.
Zach Raftopoulos scored eight points, Carlson scored six and Salcido scored five.
And it all came from a completely different look.
“The offense we went to, they haven’t practiced all year, so that was a huge gamble,” Maneotis said. “I’ll study and see as a coach what I need to do to help these kids finish these games.”
But Maneotis said he wants his team to take several things from the game.
“More than anything, what I’ll come back and show them is, we’re 1-4, and Glenwood is 5-0, and we’re every bit as good as Glenwood,” he said. “I think that’s a testament to just how close we are to closing this gap.
“What made the difference between 5-0 and 1-4 is they finished the game. They found a way to win, and that’s the trait we’ll continue to learn, and we will become that.”